Oh I know, before really tightening the head down Im gonna totally clean out that paint alright because chips and little clogs of that paint will bugger-up the plug threads. I'll use a 20 or 12 ga. hard nylon or bronze bore bruse for that, putting the rod in this little B&D drill/driver for that.I hate to break it to you, but it looks like you've got paint down in the spark plug hole. That might make it hard to get a plug in there. I advise to you try the plug before you put the head on, make sure you can get it to spin in cleanly. If not, you'll need to clean that out some. It may work to spin the plug in as much as possible, back it out, and try again, to keep working it in. Essentially using the plug as a tap.
I don't see anything else wrong with your head.
+1 on the cool looking. I have several sets of bolts with chromed heads, for when I want to build up a machine that looks cool.
I have a small concern but its ju, but Im not going one step backwards again because I have to use those ones tuff for me I guess but I kinda suspect those bolts are stainless but all of my other S.S. bolts dont have grade marks on the head like those do.
I have litteraly bought 75 bolts for this head and those are gonna be the last ones I buy for sure.
These happen to be blue-dipped but they had red & green and a cpl diff colors of dipped bolts. Wonder why?
P.S....Before I do anything I have to find something to test this torque wrench out on.